How should parents and carers approach the issue of online pornography with their teenagers?
Ms Jenny Walsh – Relationships and Sexuality Education Expert
Pornography in the online age is a concern for many parents and carers. Are our kids accessing it? If so, how? What are they watching and what impact might it be having? The University of Melbourne’s Centre for Excellence in Rural Sexual Health (CERSH) is partnering with not-for-profit organisation Parenting Guides Ltd to present an information evening for parents, carers and educators about porn in the 21st century.
Relationships and sexuality education expert Jenny Walsh will address the impact of modern pornography on young people. Many families worry about what their teenagers are doing online and the possible consequences but feel illequipped to help.
Jenny is a former teacher who moved into community health education and educates young people about sex. A former senior member of La Trobe University’s Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, she also produced The Practical Guide to Love, Sex and Relationships for Years 7-10.
Jenny has worked with the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation and the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Excellence in Rural Sexual Health to develop sex ed resources.
In 2012 she developed ‘Catching On Early’, a primary school teaching resource for Foundation-Year 6. Jenny loves sharing her knowledge and is looking forward to these informative events.